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Shutters vs. Blinds—What's Right for My Jacksonville Home?

Want to update your window treatments in Jacksonville but not sure where to begin? We’ve examined the difference between two of our most popular styles—custom plantation shutters and horizontal blinds.

Both have your home covered for privacy and light control. But they have several differentiating features.

White plantation shutters in a bathroom

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters have wide louvers. This premium window treatment mounts on your window frame. They’re often seen in white, off-white or natural stain colors. Or produced in the color of your choice.

While the louvers are moved by a visible or hidden tilt rod, the shutters can also open away from windows much like a door.

These are either:

  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Faux wood plantation shutters
  • Vinyl plantation shutters

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Wood blinds in a bathroom

Blinds

Blinds have thin slats built from metal, wood, fabric or other materials. This economical window treatment comes in an assortment of colors and materials.

Window blinds are frequently operated by a pull cord, although some models are cordless.

They’re available in styles like vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

Wood horizontal blinds or faux wood horizontal blinds are sometimes referred to as plantation blinds because of their wide slats. 

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Find the Right Option for Your House

We can help you decide on the right fit for your Jacksonville home during a free, in-home consultation. Check out product samples, get your windows measured and receive our everything’s-included Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote at no expense. Or obligation.

Benefits of Louver Shop of Jacksonville Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters may look similar from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they’re not created equal. At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, we’re proud to produce our window shutters here in the United States.

That means you’ll receive your shutters quicker—often in three weeks or less. And you’ll get a gorgeous window treatment that will last for a long time to come.

Learn more about the complete benefits of our shutters.

1. Premier Style Customized for Your Home

Our top-of-the-line plantation shutters are exceptionally customizable.

You can choose:

  • Louver width 
  • Materials like high-quality American hardwood or polymer, which is a good match for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms 
  • Colors or natural stains* 
  • Design choices, such as frame style, to match any style of space

2. Better Energy Efficiency

Our shutters can help decrease electricity bills. Save even more with LouverWood®, a state-of-the-art synthetic that insulates three times better than wood.

3. Guaranteed to Last

We back our shutters with one of the best warranties in the trade.

We guarantee they won’t:

  • Warp
  • Bend
  • Crack
  • Peel
  • Discolor

4. Safe for Your Family

Plantation shutters have no cords, so you don’t have to worry if your household has young children or pets.

At Louver Shop of Jacksonville, we use nontoxic, water-based finishes that are safe for your family and the environment.

Foreign-made shutters are usually coated with paints high in volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches and dizziness.

5. Painless Maintenance

Shutters are practically effortless to clean with a duster or rag. Ours don’t require a lot of maintenance, because they’ll never need tightening or adjustment.

6. Higher Home Value

We created our quality shutters to last for decades. As a custom, permanent window treatment, they can also increase your home’s value.

Brown plantation shutters in a living room
 

How do Shutters Match Up to Blinds?

Interior shutters are an investment in your home and offer many benefits.

While window blinds are usually less expensive, you’ll need to replace them more regularly. They also don’t give as much energy efficiency.

Ask for a Free Consultation Today

Get started by requesting a free consultation today! We’ll pair you with a design consultant in Jacksonville.

Your professional will help you choose expertly crafted shutters right in the comfort of your living room. And provide you with measurements and a Louver Shop Complete Comfort Pricing quote—all at no cost or obligation.

*Available colors may vary by product. Please ask your Louver Shop of Jacksonville design consultant for more information.

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